verb[with object] chiefly Linguistics & Philosophy
- 1Make or treat as relative to or dependent on something else: it is not that such judgements do not have a truth value, but that they do not have one unless relativized in a particular wayMore example sentences
- For example, moral subjectivism is that species of moral relativism that relativizes moral value to the individual subject.
- I arrive at the conclusion that it is a symptom of a more general phenomenon whereby contextual parameters can be relativized to bearers of propositional attitudes.
- It is not the same, since truth for Hellenistic philosophers is relativized to times.
- 1.1 Physics Treat (a phenomenon or concept) according to the principles of the theory of relativity: the way Einstein relativizes motionMore example sentences
- It only takes a cursory look at Einstein's calculations to see that this attempt to relativize rotation is a nonstarter.
- The bare facts of Einstein's initiation into the problem of relativizing gravitation theory are known.
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- In effect, this approach amounts to a relativisation of growth.
- And as this community broadens in spread and significance, we are effectively implicated in the relativization of the rest who remain on the outside of its borders.
- For many, Darwin's theory led to a pure relativization and naturalization of ethics.
More definitions of relativizeDefinition of relativize in:
- The US English dictionary